The Communards

The Communards Biography

Synthpop duo, active from 1985 to 1988, comprising ex-Bronski Beat singer Jimi (also spelt Jimmy) Somerville (b. June 22, 1961, Glasgow, UK) and keyboard player Richard Coles (b. June 23, 1962, Northampton, UK), often with additional vocals by Sarah Jane Morris. They enjoyed a string of UK club and chart successes during the mid-to-late 80s, including the number one hit "Don't Leave Me This Way".

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